Antilles School seeks an experienced and dynamic academic leader, with a demonstrated understanding of the developmental and curricular needs of upper school students, to join the senior administrative team. The successful candidate will assume comprehensive responsibility of all curricular and non-curricular activities and programs involving students, families, and faculty in the Upper School. As Antilles School engages in the process of creating a new strategic plan, the Director of the Upper School will play an active role in planning and shaping the future of Antilles School. The Director of the Upper School’s personal and professional skills will complement the School’s mission, vision, and culture.
Primary responsibilities include:
Act as the educational leader of the Upper School, responsible for its day-to-day operation.
Provide an environment that is student-centered, is supportive, and reflects high morale and a healthy school culture.
Maintain congruency between the School’s board-approved mission statement and all activities of the division.
Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and agencies, and maintain the educational standards established by the territory and by those agencies that examine and accredit the School.
Function as the chief articulator of the division’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed and consonant with their individual roles.
Oversee the coordination of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programs, including the planning and the presentation of school assemblies and programs.
Review and evaluate the academic programs for both horizontal and vertical alignment.
Lead the articulation of the School’s mission, School’s goals, department goals, course objectives, materials, methods, and means of assessment.
Cultivate a healthy adult culture that is collegial and dedicated to feedback and professional growth.
Direct, manage, supervise, evaluate, and coach the staff and faculty of the Upper School.
Serve as a consultant and resource to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
Oversee and direct the activities of the department chairs, the sponsors of various student organizations and activities, and faculty committees.
Conduct regular meetings with faculty that will deal both with routine school matters and with the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern.
Oversee the grading and the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement.
Oversee maintenance of accurate and complete student records.
Collaborate with the colleagues in Admission to support enrollment management
Support colleagues in Advancement to promote fundraising and friend-raising
Keep the entire School community informed of various school programs and activities.
Be a visible presence in all areas of the School.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The Director of Upper School has an impeccable work ethic, a high-level of analytical ability, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and computer skills. A successful candidate possesses high emotional intelligence, has the ability to work independently, and the ability to forge effective working relationships with a broad range of internal and external constituents. This leadership position requires both big-picture thinking and attention to detail, managing multiple tasks and priorities effectively. An understanding of, and a commitment to, a culturally and ethnically diverse population is essential.
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree in education or school administration preferred
Experience as an administrative leader, preferably in independent schools
Outstanding leadership skills
Proven success in educational leadership
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational and presentation skills
Strategic thinker and creative problem solver
Internal Number: 2018001
About Antilles School
Antilles School is an independent coeducational day school located on St. Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. Antilles enrolls approximately 500 students in a toddler program through grade 12. Antilles occupies a distinct place in the culture and the history of the larger Virgin Islands community.
Excellence, Diversity and Community are the guiding principles for each day at Antilles. We pride ourselves on inspiring each student to reach his/her potential in a multicultural setting that is one of the hallmarks of our School. Antilles combines educational excellence and character development to transform our students into young adults prepared for college, career, and life.
Antilles strives to develop the whole child through challenging academic courses, technology, music, art, and athletics.
Successful employment candidates will have an understanding of, and a commitment to, a culturally, socially, and ethnically diverse population.